The AYLAcademy

Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (AYLA) is an afterschool program designed for young leaders in grades 1st – 5th to help promote a positive change and encourage greater achievement academically, personally and socially. CRITERIA: Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (AYLA) will work with young female leaders ages 6-10 who –

  • Demonstrate signs of low self-esteem and or image.
  • Lack academic motivation yet demonstrates potential to be successful.
  • Appears unsure of herself and her abilities but is observed to be a good listener and communicator.
  • Demonstrate signs of moderate to high degrees of leadership abilities
  • Does not have more than four (4) behavior infractions during last school year.


    • All young leaders will recognize their true potential by dispelling limitations, identifying their dreams and taking active steps to pursue their goals.
    • All young leaders will recognize their self-worth and demonstrate leadership abilities among their peers and when progressing towards academic, social and personal gains.
    • All young leaders will demonstrate mature decision-making skills and strategies.
    • All young leaders will demonstrate qualities (attitude, the support provided, and initiative) in their roles as a potential leader.
  • All young leaders will understand the importance of serving the community and become responsible citizens through public service involvement.

The measurable increase in social and personal goals will ensure a reasonable increase in academic achievement for those who participate consistently in the program. The AYLAcademy 2014 LOCATION: She’Matters GIRLS, Inc has been adopted by Ingleside Elementary to conduct their first-year academy. This is their pilot school. 36 young ladies applied. 25 Young Leaders were selected to participate.    SMG Sign Veteran Salute Post

Year 1 – 38 Young Leaders Nominated | 25 Accepted | 17 Graduated (June 2015)
Year 2 – 36 Young Leaders Nominated | 22 Accepted | 19 Graduated (Mar 18, 2016)
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    1. Hi Willette,
      My deepest apology for the delay in responding to this email. We operate primarily in Norfolk, VA but offer programs, training, and conferences in Va Beach and throughout the Hampton Roads area. If you’d like to speak with someone directly, please contact us 757-355-6432.

      Thank you,
      La Juan

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